Michael was born in Mile End hospital on September 8th, 1985. He grew up in the East End of London, where he was constantly into mischief, often taking his friends on dangerous adventures on the debris of the Isle of Dogs. He knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a writer and was inspired to be one by his old primary school teacher, Sarah. He is now a father of two children, a daughter, Callie-mae, and a son, River. Michael is a massive boxing fan and his favourite food is the traditional East London pie and mash.